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Some Cary Residents in Recycling Limbo

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CARY — There are a few mini-mountains of recyclablespiling up in some Cary neighborhoods as the town's contract with a privaterecycling company nears an end.

Cary's contract with Sun Shares of Durham expires February 1, 1997, andwill not be renewed.

About 23,500 residents participate in recycling, but many of them arehaving to find other ways to dispose of such waste. Cary Resident JanetMeaders says her garage has become a temporary holding center.

According to Mike Bajorek, Cary's director of public works, the town will begin its own collections soon, and officials areasking for patience.

Cary has seven trucks and is hiring 19 new employees to handlecollections. Bajorek says not allareas are without service.

Officials advise that there are 10 recycling drop-off sites at schoolsfor those who don't want to watch the debris pile up. The system should bein full swing by March 15.